It is important to keep the humidity levels in your home regulated. Extremely dry air in your home can cause dry eyes and dry out your nasal passages which can eventually lead to infection. If you feel the air in your home is overly dry, try these tips to boost your homes humidity.
1.) Place a pot of water on your stove and turn the burner on low. Let the water simmer gently but make sure you keep an eye on the water level to make sure the pot does not dry out.
2.) After you get out of the shower, leave the shower door open. This will allow all of the humidity that was trapped in the bathroom while you were in the shower to go throughout the rest of the house.
3.) Venting your clothes dryer into your home will add both heat and humidity. This will also allow you to turn down the heat in your home which sometimes can increase humidity.
4.) Place bowls or buckets filled with water throughout your home. This will help keep moisture in the air. Make sure you place them in areas where they won’t easily be knocked over.
5.) You could put a small humidifier in each room and keep the doors to those rooms closed to trap the humidity in each room. Another option is a whole house humidifier. This connects to your HVAC system providing extra humidity to the entire house.
Utilizing some of these tips should help increase the humidity levels in your home. Make sure you monitor the humidity levels so you don’t add too much humidity to your home. If the DIY methods above don’t help, and you are interested in having a whole house humidifier installed in your home, contact your local HVAC contractor to see which type of unit will be the best choice for your home.
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